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Ongoing Programs

In addition to the programs featured here, we also do special events for Teen Tech Week, Teen Read Week, Children’s Book Week, National Library Week and National Library Card Month…as well as other programs throughout the year. For current events, check out our Events calendar. Also see our Seasonal Programs page.

Fourth Thursday Book Club

You're invited to attend our adult book discussions in 2016. The discussions are held at 1 p.m. in the Rensselaer Library conference room** on the 4th Thursday in January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November. There is no discussion in December.  Read on for the list of 2016 titles.

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Location: Rensselaer

Health Screenings

All three locations of the Jasper County Library have partnered with local care providers to offer free or low-cast health screenings each month for patrons. Usually free, special services may be offered at some locations for a small fee.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Homeschool Happenings

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Ages 5-15

Home-schooled students in the area are invited for a variety of learning activites, games and stories. Learn something new and interesting in a fun way. This program will be held the third Tuesday of the month from 10-11 am. Program meets February through May and September through November.

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Location: DeMotte

Indiana State Park Pass Checkout

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In 2016, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library.

Each branch of the Jasper County Public Library now has one Indiana State Park Pass available for checkout to adult cardholders who are residents of our library district.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Junior Scribes

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Writers in grades 3-12 are invited to join us each month for creative writing prompts and exercises to improve your skills and have fun with writing.

Join us the first Monday of the month from 6-7pm in the library's West Room.

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Location: DeMotte

Knit-A-Block

Last Tuesday of each month 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us each month in 2016 from 6-7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday and develop your knitting skills.  Each month we will knit a 5 inch block together using various stitches and techniques such as cabling and intarsia.

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Location: Rensselaer

Lapsit Storytime

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Age birth-2

Enjoy 30-40 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other yong children and their caregivers. Each session of Lapsit Story Time consists of a variety of activities, such as music, stories, toys to play with and other fun movements.

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Location: Wheatfield

Library Lego

Ages 4-14
Love building or creating things? Love bright shiny colors? Love Legos? Kids age 4-14 are invited to create Lego shapes each month during our library Lego programs at the DeMotte Library and Rensselaer Library.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer

Magnificent Monday

Patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to come to this storytime, held the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m.

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Location: DeMotte

Men's Book Group

Men from all over the Jasper County library system are invited to join the men’s book group.

We meet at the Rensselaer Library on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 am except in November and December when we meet the third Wednesday of the month to avoid conflicts with holidays.

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Location: Rensselaer